Local Church Re-launch In-Person Protocol 2.2 Now Available

June 11, 2020

The California-Nevada Conference staff, together with lay and clergy leadership across the UMC connection, have been working to develop a set of guidelines that will help local churches re-launch in-person worship and gatherings.

Re-Launch In-Person Protocol 2.2 is the current culmination of this ongoing work and is now posted on the Conference website, on the corona virus page, and available for download.

Please take a moment to review the protocol as well as the webinar and power point presentation from June 10th's Special Edition Wednesday Webinar, also posted on the corona virus page and available for download.

Local church buildings are now, and will continue to remain closed through the end June.

Conference staff is providing these resources now so that local church pastors, administrators and staff have the chance to review and begin to prepare to re-launch in-person worship and gatherings when it is safe to do so.

Throughout this month Conference staff will monitor state, county and local public health department information across our regions of California and Nevada with the hope of being able to open church buildings early July.

The 2.2 protocols will be tested in 4 churches this Sunday June14 and again by another set of 4 churches the weekend of June 21st. Learnings from these pilot Sundays will be incorporated into the protocol so please continue to visit the Conference corona virus page to access the most up to date guidelines. Each protocol version will be numbered - the current to date is version 2.2 - and posted on the corona virus page.

A very special thanks to all of our local church pastors, administrators and staff as we work toward gathering in new and safe ways.

Click here to access the protocol 2.2.